FontTools-based package for querying system fonts
TTFQuery builds on the FontTools package to allow the Python programmer to accomplish a number of tasks:
* query the system to find installed fonts
* retrieve metadata about any TTF font file (even those not yet installed)
o abstract family type
o proper font name
o glyph outlines
* build simple metadata registries for run-time font matching
With these functionalities, it is possible to readily create OpenGL solid-text rendering libraries which can accept abstract font-family names as font specifiers and deliver platform-specific TTF files to match those libraries.
TTFQuery doesn't provide rendering services, but a sample implementation can be found in the OpenGLContext project, from which TTFQuery was refactored.